Now that we know Beyond Good and Evil 2 is really happening, it turns out it might be much larger in scope than anyone expected. Director Michel Ancel mentions on his Instagram that he hopes to add planet exploration and space travel to the game.

Beyond Good & Evil 2

Ancel shared a photo of some character models from a 2008 prototype of the long awaited sequel, and provided some insight as to why the game has been such a long time coming. He cites technical reasons as one of the issues holding back development, but also discusses being unable to implement some big ideas such as space travel:

“We wanted planet exploration, space travel, cities… All this was also supposed to be in BGE 1… Instead of not doing the game of our dreams, we decided to return to 2D, have fun with Rayman and go back at work for Beyond good and Evil 2. We still have loooooots of work but now the tech is ready and the team is fantastic!”

If these big ideas are successfully implemented into Beyond Good & Evil 2, then the game might end up being more than just a sequel, as it could apparently be the full realization of what the original game was always intended to be.

Beyond Good & Evil 2 currently has no release date.

  • Hans Olo

    Hope this isnt a Switch exclusive, when better graphics could be accomplished on Sony/MS

    As far as the Switch?…..Another Pokemon, Another Mario, Another Zelda, Another Mario Kart, Another……. See the pattern?
    Although I do not disagree with their games I Strongly disagree with Nintendo’s consoles power of late. Here is my point NINTENDO WANTS TO BECOME A PUBLISHER! Here is why…. Xbox has their Halo etc, Sony has their Uncharted, and both systems are powerful to run third parties.Enter Nintendo…..under-powered system and rules and regulations that turn off third parties. This is where some Fanboy will say”youre an idiot did you see Skyrim on Switch?” My answer, “yes I saw an old game running on a system with sub par specs compared to current gen. In my strong opinion, Nintendo should become a publisher, focus on Sony/Ms and mobile gaming. Or if they want to take advice, maybe sell their system at a loss and make up on it with their software. They always brag on their software and stellar games, put your money where your mouth is Nintendo, Create a super powerful system to attract third parties, ease up on your regulations and your stupid Youtube banning and people may take you seriously again.
    And to fanboys The Wii U was my last Nintendo system, I have owned them all, and quite frankly Im done. My kids are done with Nintendo, we got rid of the Wii U so they could trade it in for PS4 and Xbox One games……their choice.

    And again to the fanboys that attack every comment I make on my opinion of the Nintendo systems power, please stop! Heres why, you constantly tell me that “Nintendo games are great and their games focus on gameplay not graphics” This would be true if there was no competition on the market. But again, Sony and MS both have stronger systems that attract……………….THIRD PARTIES.
    They sell their system at a loss. Nintendo can keep marching to the beat of their own drum and they will end up walking in a parade that no one will attend.

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